The Five basic Elements were composed of: Metal (金), Wood (木), Water
(水), Fire (火) and Earth (土); the five most common elements that were
available on earth.
According the “Wu Xing” system of thinking; surprisingly these five
supposedly “inert” basic natural raw material are not static nor
lifeless as commonly perceived; but very alive and active and can
interact so intensively that they can affect people’s daily life.
As a matter of fact, according to the “Five Element” doctrine, these 5
supposedly lifeless raw materials are so active that they constantly
interacting continuously; in shaping, influencing, and molding people’s
daily life, fortunes and their inner character developments daily.